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VR Training Module For Vaginal Cuff Closure Suturing

July 1, 2014 10:14 am | by Simbionix | Simbionix | Product Releases | Comments

Simbionix, a company committed to advancing clinical performance and optimizing procedural outcomes through education and collaboration, recently released their VR training module for Cuff Closure Suturing using unidirectional and bidirectional barbed sutures.

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Tourniquets Make Comeback With American Police

July 1, 2014 9:55 am | by Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press | News | Comments

Rushing into a Houston home, police officer Austin Huckabee encountered a drunken, combative man bleeding profusely on the kitchen floor. He quickly realized the blood was spurting in rhythm with the man's heart and cardiac arrest was just moments away...

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Improving The Quality Of Surgical Care In Rural Communities

July 1, 2014 9:40 am | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

On Friday, June 27, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Healthcare Quality Forum Iowa, featuring a panel of healthcare leaders who shared insights into the unique healthcare issues that rural areas face today, including workforce shortages, quality education and training for the next generation of rural surgeons, and access to trauma care...

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Surgery For Liver Metastatic Melanoma Could Improve Survival

July 1, 2014 9:28 am | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Surgical resection markedly improves survival among metastatic melanoma patients whose disease is isolated to a few areas in the liver, according to new study findings published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons...

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New Research Study Shows Huge Savings For Healthcare

July 1, 2014 9:10 am | by Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research | News | Comments

Recently published findings in Annals of Internal Medicine by Steven Lipshultz, M.D., Wayne State University professor and pediatrician-in-chief at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, and colleagues could help to reduce health care charges while also protecting childhood cancer survivors from heart ailments caused by drug therapy...

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Study: Low Hand Hygiene Compliance During Anesthesia Administration

July 1, 2014 9:01 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Anesthesia providers are missing opportunities to clean their hands during surgical procedures, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology...

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App Could Reduce Tommy John Surgeries By 60 Percent

June 30, 2014 10:54 am | by Abracadabra Health LLC | News | Comments

Throw Like a Pro, an application that helps baseball players reduce the likelihood of throwing injuries, is available for download on the App Store. The app provides knowledge of Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Kevin Wilk, two of the world’s foremost experts on overuse injuries in baseball...

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Even Greater Potential For Stem Cells

June 30, 2014 10:43 am | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | News | Comments

With the plethora of research and published studies on stem cells over the last decade, many would say that the definition of stem cells is well established and commonly agreed upon...                          

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Edwards Receives FDA Clearance For Advanced Noninvasive Monitoring System

June 30, 2014 10:37 am | by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation | News | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the ClearSight system...         

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Half of German Hospitals Unable To Invest In New Treatments, Equipment

June 30, 2014 10:24 am | by Accenture | News | Comments

Due to increasing financial challenges, one-in-two German hospitals were unable to make investments in new initiatives during 2012, according to new research released at the 2014 Capital Congress in Berlin...             

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It May Take Guts To Cure Diabetes

June 30, 2014 10:16 am | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

By switching off a single gene, scientists at Columbia University's Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center have converted human gastrointestinal cells into insulin-producing cells, demonstrating in principle that a drug could retrain cells inside a person's GI tract to produce insulin...

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One-Third Of Knee Replacements Classified As Inappropriate

June 30, 2014 10:07 am | by Wiley | News | Comments

The study, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), highlights the need for consensus on patient selection criteria among U.S. medical professionals treating those with the potential need of knee replacement surgery...

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Improved Tracking May Be Key To HAI Prevention

June 30, 2014 9:55 am | by Mikhaila Friske, Editorial Intern, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

Achieving a low healthcare-associated infection (HAI) rate seems simple until challenges arise. No quick, one step solution exists for hospitals. Only multiple strategies working together reduce the risk of error and lower HAI rates...       

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Variants Found That Increase Pain After Childhood Surgery

June 30, 2014 9:26 am | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, pediatric researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child's need for pain-control drugs. The findings suggest that at some point physicians may calibrate pain-medication dosages according to a child's individual genetic makeup...

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New Protocol Could Extend Preservation Of Donor Livers

June 30, 2014 9:14 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

A system developed by investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Engineering in Medicine allowed successful transplantation of rat livers after preservation for as long as four days, more than tripling the length of time organs currently can be preserved...

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